I've been kicking around the idea of giving this game a real shot. Friends of mine have spoken very highly of it, and I trust their opinions. However they haven't played the game in years so it's hard to gauge what the current state of the game is like. I've heard that it's currently just a sprint to the end game; is this true? I'd really like to play the game and enjoy the journey, not just grind through so I can get to whatever content there is at the end. Is that still a viable and enjoyable way of playing the game? Or has the game been plagued with detrimental expansions/changes like so many oldschool games have in the past?